Channel repack has begun, and it's not good!

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  1. Charles R

    Charles R Active Member

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    Here (Indianapolis) we have CBS and Fox changing frequencies on the 18th and TiVo updated their servers yesterday (16th). The channels have been running banners about the change for weeks and I never even thought TiVo would update their service early...
     
  2. MikeBear

    MikeBear Letting my mind wander, luring it back with candy.

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    Lucky you. Hopefully the stations are able to change on time with no problems. IF they fail, it might cause you issues and losing guide data.
     
  3. Donbadabon

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    Hmm. I wonder if that is why I lost my local Fox station last night? My repack here in TN is supposed to be tomorrow, around 10am.
     
  4. Charles R

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    Probably. :) TiVo rep stated they have received a number of such complaints. Hopefully they don't undue the update at this point and I'll lose the channel after tomorrow... and have to wait until they update it once again.
     
  5. MikeBear

    MikeBear Letting my mind wander, luring it back with candy.

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    You guys could always do an OTA scan, and get back the channels that way, IF Tivo updates the frequency before the station successfully moves. However, you wouldn't then get guide data, though you could watch the channels.

    You could then bring up TitanTv (Like TitanTV) and look up guide data manually.
     
  6. Charles R

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    I did that last night. You do have guide data for the yet to be active channel (frequency) and I presume you could set up a manual recording for the old (active) channel that doesn't have guide data. In my case I came home and went to view a couple of recordings and found out they weren't recorded...
     
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  7. bleech2

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    So far I'm happy with the way Tivo is handling this stage of the repack. All of my channels and guide information were switched over to the new frequencies last night. Yes, it means that recordings today are messed up, but I'll take that over how they handled the first stage of the repack a year and half ago, where it took almost two weeks for them to sync the guide data to the new frequencies.
     
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  8. mtnagel

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    So I guess I didn't have my Roamio OTA the last time this happened, so pardon my ignorance, but ours happened today so I did the rescan and now all the channels come in, don't have guide data, except CBS. That's the only station not affected. So when can I expect these will be fixed and will it screw up my recordings if I remove the bad channels?

    Edit: so this is bizarre. The day in Cincinnati is actually tomorrow, which is when I thought it would be as I had the 18th in my mind. But I had no signal and a rescan found the new frequencies so why did mine get screwed up a day early?
     
  9. MikeBear

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    Fill out as many of these as you need for each station move you had, and submit it. Hopefully they'll get fixed within a few days. See my previous post back a few pages that explain how to fill it out, if you need to: Report a Lineup Issue

    Channel repack has begun, and it's not good!
     
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  10. mtnagel

    mtnagel Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! See my edit above though. Any idea why my channels got screwed up a day early?
     
  11. Lurker1

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    2 days early is definitely preferable to 2 weeks late, but still not ideal.
     
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  12. MikeBear

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    Tivo trying to be pro active, but their timing sucks, lol.
     
  13. hapster85

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    TiVo being proactive here in the Louisville market as well. Looks like all of the channels changing freqs tomorrow have double entries today; one with the current frequency and one with the new one. Guessing nothing will record correctly tonight.

    [Edit: Set two manual recordings for the only two I don't really want to miss. Fingers crossed that the transition goes smoothly tomorrow. ]
     
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  14. mtnagel

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    So does that mean I shouldn't report the channels without guide data until after the repack date (tomorrow)?
     
  15. MikeBear

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    Correct. Wait and see what happens first. Confirm they all moved successfully before submitting. I had 4 stations move, and 3 were unsuccessful the first time...
     
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  16. TeamPace

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    Most Dayton, Ohio channels are scheduled to change frequencies tomorrow. Evidently TiVo updated the guide data today, so there are duplicate channels. The one that is actually receiving the channel (on the pre-repack frequency) with "Title not available" listed in the guide data. Then the duplicate channel which shows the guide data but has no signal.

    If I'm correct then tomorrow when the stations actually start broadcasting on the new frequencies the guide data will then match the populated channel listing. Hope I'm correct as I have about 10 friends that I've set up on OTA TiVo's and I'm trying to keep them informed of what's happening. Anyone concur with me?
     
  17. ronczap

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    I hope you are right. I live in Louisville Ky - when I flipped on the TV most of my stations would not come in. Quickly realized TIVO jumped the gun on the new channel frequencies.
    I did a manual channel scan so I could watch shows tonight. See what tomorrow brings....
     
  18. Lurker1

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    At least TiVo appears to be trying. The first few phases were much worse.
     
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  19. hapster85

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    Mixed results in the Louisville market. WLKY and WAVE transitioned as scheduled. WDRB and WBKI haven't yet. Reached out to them via Twitter, but no response as yet. I haven't checked any of the low power stations yet.
     
  20. Charles R

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    Well this morning the two channels have moved and are working. Not sure why TiVo processed the change two days early (perhaps too many nationwide to do in a day?) however for now everything is back to normal.
     
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